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Flashing AT Temp waring Light on my 98 Legacy L

AT Temp 1998 Legacy AT Temp warning light Binding in turn

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#1 Davidslegacy



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Posted 18 November 2013 - 05:56 PM

Hello USMB users,

   I am asking for help diagnosing a flashing AT Temp warning light on my 1998 Legacy L 2.2.  The warning light flashes only when the car is started and the turns off after a few flashes. Also when making a tight turn it seems the wheels in the front are having trouble. They tires squeal even at speeds less than 5 mph and they seem to be "binding" or have trouble rotating when the steering is fully to one side. It seems like one wheel is slipping forward to keep up with the other. Thank you in advance.   


#2 darsdoug


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Posted 18 November 2013 - 07:19 PM

http://best torque bind explanation There is a thread started by RallyKeith back on August 11, 2005 you should probably try to view. I can't seem to create a working link at this time for you.

Edited by darsdoug, 18 November 2013 - 08:01 PM.

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Posted 23 November 2013 - 05:06 PM

Here's the LINK  I'm guessing was 'sposed to be in the above post.


 'darsdoug' links back to this thread.

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 07:06 PM

I wonder, does the AT oil temp light flash 16 times? I too have a 98 Legacy L, and mine has been flashing that light on startup, 16 times every time.... the torque bind link doesn't seem to address this... unless your light only blinks a couple of times, in which case, it probably does.

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 09:40 PM


Please refer to this POST about diagnosing the flashing light codes. I'm betting that the OP has the 16 flashes not 'just a few' as that would be very unusual. The 16 flashes DOES NOT TELL THE CODE only that they are issues w/the transmission and the diagnostic procedure needs to be followed to pull / get the codes from the TCU.




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Posted 24 November 2013 - 10:56 PM


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